Councillors delighted that North Irish Horse will troop their new standard in Borough

North Irish Horse
An existing emblem of the North Irish Horse

Councillors have expressed their delight that a new cavalry standard will be trooped in Carrickfergus next year by the North Irish Horse.

The B (North Irish Horse) Squadron, The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in 2016.

The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry are getting a new Guidon presented in Edinburgh this Autumn and local councillors have been invited to that event.

At a previous meeting, councillors agreed to give £1,000 funding, according to the minutes, ‘to contribute to families of the servicemen to attend’.

The minutes also showed that Ballymena SDLP councillor Declan O’Loan and Carnlough Sinn Fein councillor James McKeown had requested that their objections be noted.

At the main August meeting of the council, other councillors said it was great that the standard will be on show in the borough next year.

“We should be celebrating the long links and traditions this borough has had with the Regiment right throughout the years,” one said.

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